Roush & Tarasenko Add First Contender Wins In Iowa


Davis Chassis Works Contender Series – Super Late Models – Round 2 – February 20, 2019 – Iowa Speedway

Last Wednesday night the Contender Series rolled into Iowa, with 41 cars being split into two separate 100-lap features.

Race 1 Summary – In Race 1, Fred Moreau led the field to the green flag as the field settled in. As the laps began to tick off, it became apparent that the race could go green flag to the finish, which brought fuel milage into play as drivers began to realize they might not make it to the finish. Moreau led 67 laps before Evan Sorensen took over, but in the closing laps, Sorensen couldn’t make it on gas and had to pit, handing the lead over to Samuel Roush. Roush had saved enough fuel and led the final 7 laps for his first career SARA victory.

Race 2 Summary – In Race 2, with a couple of cautions, fuel wasn’t a concern which allowed the field to battle it out. Riley Stenjem led the race early up until a lap 40 restart where Jason Tarasenko began applying pressure for the top spot. After a few laps, Tarasenko gained the advantage and began to pull away out front. Two late cautions brought the field back together, but it didn’t matter as Tarasenko jumped out in front each time, and went on to pick up his first career SARA win as well.

Hard Chargers – Jason Powell (Race 1, +11 pos.), Jay Dykes & Brian Helm (Race 2, +7 pos. each)

Pole Winner – Fred Moreau (22.413 seconds)

Points Battle – Leaving Iowa, Riley Stenjem leads by just 4 points over Fred Moreau in the standings heading into Myrtle Beach

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